Coronavirus update and information

1st January 2021 UPDATE

WE ARE OPEN!

We are now open and able to deliver training both in-house and as open courses. We have scheduled new open course dates throughout 2021. Some courses will be delivered face to face whilst others will be delivered via online or blended learning. The courses start from 1st January and can be booked via the website or you can email us at enquiries@health-safetysolutions.net

We have implemented the following measures to keep your delegates and our employees safe:

  • If a delegate has any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g. new persistent cough, high temperature, loss or change to sense of smell or taste) they must not attend training. We will provide a free transfer to a future course.
  • We are implementing social distancing measures between everyone at all times during the course and require the same of delegates during breaks. To do this we have reduced class sizes dependent on the size of the room.
  • There is hand sanitisation available and regular hand-washing protocols in place.
  • We maintain our rigorous manikin cleaning protocols.
  • We have altered our training practical lessons so that trainers and delegates don’t need to come into direct contact with each other and can remain socially distanced.
  • We will continue to provide gloves for relevant practical sessions.
  • We will provide all delegates with two disposable face masks as part of their training packs which they are welcome to wear if they wish.
  • All delegates will be requested to register their presence in the buildings using the NHS Covid-19 Contact Tracing App – we recommend that all delegates download this app before they attend the course.

Face-coverings in our venue

All delegates and employees will be required to wear a face-covering on entry to and while moving around our buildings. Delegates may remove their face-covering when seated for training and the trainer will remove theirs to present the course. The trainer will wear a face-covering if moving around the room to observe training. This will apply in all venues and in all COVID alert levels.

  • Those who have a medical exemption will not be required to wear a face-covering, you can find out more about exemptions on the government website as well as download and print exemption cards should you wish to do so.
  • We are following advice from Public Health England and will continue to maintain a 2-metre+ distance and rigorous cleaning and sanitization protocols which is why delegates do not need to wear face-coverings while seated in the training room.
  • We will supply each delegate with two disposable surgical face masks as part of their training pack which may be used in training or can be kept for use as a first aider.

NHS Test & Trace 

To protect our communities we participate in the NHS Test and Trace system in our venues. This is in addition to the self-check-in QR codes provided at our venues for use with the NHS App.

How will this work?
If anyone who visits our venues returns a positive test for coronavirus and we are contacted by a representative from NHS Test and Trace, in the interests of public health we will provide the representative with the contact details of the booker for any delegates on the relevant training course.

  • The Test and Trace representative will contact you to advise you on the best course of action in relation to your delegates.
  • We will only give out information where we are sure the request is a genuine NHS Test and Trace request.

Our venues and risk assessments

Our venue is subject to a rigorous Risk Assessment and formal Safe System of Work. These are different depending on the layout and use of the building, albeit with some common themes such as:

  • one-way systems or specific entrance/exit for different users of the building,
  • hand-washing regimes,
  • sanitiser stations,
  • floor coverings/mats,
  • guidance posters and floor markings,
  • cleaning regimes for equipment used,
  • revised training protocols to avoid touching, and so on.

The principles being adopted are in line with Government and Public Health England guidelines. What that means is that we are adopting all sorts of measures to keep our staff and our customers safe. What it doesn’t mean is that we are removing every element of potential risk, as there is no scenario which is completely risk-free. If you’d like to know more about the ways in which we assess and mitigate risk in training situations, please get in touch with any questions you have!

First Aid Industry Body

Health and Safety Solutions (NW) Ltd and Early Years Hub bring together high quality, affordable training, information, support and advice for those working in private businesses, schools, colleges, NHS, early years establishments and on behalf of Local Authorities.

Our trainers are experts in the field of health and safety, experienced and skilled teacher practitioners who design and deliver courses using a working knowledge and understanding of current practice and guidance. They include qualified teachers, nursing staff, Emergency Service professionals and Ofsted inspectors. We are accredited by FAIB and maintain the highest standards of training and consultancy with regular quality assurance checks.  Our safeguarding courses are endorsed and quality assured by a number of Greater Manchester Local Authority, Local Safeguarding Children Boards.

We offer information, support and advice at various levels whether it be bespoke consultancy.